vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear reddish copper with an off white head. The aroma has toasty malt, light fruit, some toffee, spicy / grassy hops, mint, mild oak and a nice brightness. It has a medium / light body with crisp refreshing carbonation. The flavor begins with dry crackery malt, some phenolic spice, woodiness and an earthy english yeast. The finish has grass, mint and spicy hops notes, dry toffee and crusty bread. Really nice ESB.
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GOOD BEER ITS TASTE LIKE FRUITS AND SPICE THE BARRELL MAKES IT REALLY STRONG BURNS A LITTLE BUT THEY’RE OK. I LIKE THIS BEER (BETTER THEN FAKE DUBEL IPA MERCYENERY) (AND IT IS NO PLINY (THE FANTASTICK BEER ) BUTT I HAVE SUGESHTON YOU NEED CHANGE THE NAME. FIRE STONE’S SOUNDS LIKE THE TIRE COMPANY AND IT CONFUSES PEOPLE TO. ONE BOTTEL OF THIS MADE ME DRUNK. ITS GOOD.
climberbob (305) - Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into tulip. Ruby copper w almost no head and low carbonation. Solid sweet honey malt aroma w notes of whiskey. Slick mouthfeel. Taste of vanilla, oak, whiskey and pine. Tastes like it should be stronger than 5%. Solid beer.
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SinH4 (1213) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the taproom. Orange color with small head. Some old world hops in the aroma. Toffee, some vanilla, mild and light, with still quite a full body! Nice!
jb (2590) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very attractive beer. Copper, bright tone, thick staying head, thick retention, nice lace. Perfect appearance. Fruity (dark ester profile fruit), with a touch of toffee. Mouthfeel starts full and creamy, then feels a bit light. Still it is nice. Not much taste. Much more impressed than I thought I would be.
55x11 (37) - - JUN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with quickly reducing head. Malty grassy smell. Caramel and toffee with some bitter aftertaste.
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JDBaker11058 (1608) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: medium, clear amber, with a short, creamy, light tan head and no lacing. Aroma: mild smell of caramel malts, light vanilla, some stone fruit, and grassy, earthy hops. Taste: malt presence hits first--it’s like an unsweet, toasty rustic brown farm bread; there’s some mild fruits (apricot, raisin, pomegranate); rounds off with earthy, slightly musty hops. Finish: short and balanced, with the malt character forward; palate is perfect, the beer is extremely easy drinking. Notes: Not a bad version of the style. Bottle courtesy of Zoltan.
UXO (910) - CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear pale amber with one finger of loose light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is toffee/caramel, grassy, light oak. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
Not a bad little ESB, and quite drinkable. There’s a touch of butyric in the finish that doesn’t make me overly happy, though. Not a lot, but enough that I start thinking that it smells way too much like the end of the night. (12/20)
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to respertFTW. Clear copper with a white head. Hay, Pilsner and sweet malt. Crisp and malty.
Maris (1198) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 355ml bottle on 30/5/2015. Pours a slighty cloudy deep golden with a small head. Has a light toffee/caramel malt aroma. Taste wise, it’s all toffee, butterscotch and caramel malt finished off by a modest bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Okay but a bit one dimensional. Don’t get the oak.